Day 239

Power and a Fox: Inspired by Aminatta Forna’s article “Power Walking” and a Day of Foxes. Watercolor and gouache on paper Aminatta Forna‘s article Power Walking speaks and feels the truth of walking as a woman. A few months ago, this article stood sentinel on the magnet board in my hallway so that each of…

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Day 238

Transmuting: Inspired by Robin Coste Lewis’ poem Navel Ink on paper Robin Coste Lewis’ poem Navel came into my life by chance. By way of Twitter, by way of director Ava DuVernay, by way of Time magazine’s special issue The Art of Optimism. Navel poem opened an inspiration inside me, pulled at something inexplicable as…

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Day 233

Planning is Not Optional: Ice and Wind and Pine Needles Ink on paper Today, I awoke to a world coated in ice. The frozen trees groaned under the new found weight, but the pine needles that once were silent found their voice in the tinkling ice, together with the wind they sang out in the…

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Day 210

Windows to Humanity: Inspired by the Mother from Kubo and the Two Strings Watercolor and gouache on paper After all this time focusing on eyes and stories, the truth is I still struggle to articulate just how profound I think eyes, and the connections we make with them, are. Perhaps this is because sometimes it…

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Day 204

Lantern Hauntings: Inspired by Katsushika Hokusai’s “Oiwa” Watercolor, ink, gouache on paper From my experience and observation, I think it’s safe to say that Katsushika Hokusai’s Under the Wave off Kanagawa, better known as The Great Wave, is a part of our culture, it’s familiar. I remember it always being at the corners of my…

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Day 200

Sibling Visión: Sonja: Part 1 Digital Photograph Today I explored a digital world. I entered the land of Photoshop with the hope of capturing some of my sister’s light in the photograph I took of her eye. I recently invested in Adobe Creative Cloud, and when the application opened I felt the same rush that…

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Day 198

Salvador Salort-Pons: Inspired by Velasquez and the Interconnection of Stories Graphite on paper We need to tell our stories because it takes hearing a story, and seeing the subsequent connection, to gain the courage to tell our own. It was cold, it was dark, and the rest of the museum was closed. My family and…

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